Ironic is the perfect word for this latest news story. Israel of all places, specifically the Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak, is the first Israeli hospital to give an iPad to its doctors, to use both in the hospital and outside of it. This is of-course quite amusing considering that only a few months ago the Israeli government was banning iPads from coming into the country.
The Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center iPad has been customized in Hebrew so that doctors will be able to check patient records, test results, X-rays, CT scans, report on patient progress, and plan treatments all from the iPad. All patient information will be password protected as well.
Dr. Yoram Liwer, CEO of Mayanei Hayeshua, explains: “The picture quality on the iPad screen enables our doctors to check high-resolution x-ray and scan images, either on the wards or from outside the hospital, and to diagnose and prescribe treatment immediately at any time. The iPad is recognized today as a leading medical tool, bringing many benefits to patients and hospital staff.”